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33,000 college kids of OFWs set to receive P30,000 assistance from the government

Philippine government will give a one-time grant educational assistance to college students woth P30,000 who are children of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), President Rodrigo Duterte announced.

The grant is for college-level children of displaced, non-returning, repatriated, or deceased OFWs affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Ang tulong po sa edukasyon sa mga anak niyo nito is a one-time grant of P30,000. The project will be allotted with the amount of P1 billion which will benefit about 33,000 students from OFW families,” Duterte said.

The subsidy from the government will be given to a qualified beneficiary “enrolled or is intending to enroll” in a state or local university or college, private institutions recognized by Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Details of assistance are available from CHED, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).


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